• WM School Board Election —
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On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the West Memphis School District will conduct its annual school board elections. Ahead of the vote, the Crittenden
Election Commission will hold a week of early and absentee voting through Monday, Nov.
4 (no weekend voting). Early voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All early voting will be conducted at the Crittenden County Courthouse. On Election Day, Nov.
5, the polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Eugene Woods Civic Center, 212 Polk Ave., in West Memphis; Anthonyville City Hall, 149 Luke Anthony St. in Anthonyville; the Edmondson Senior Center, 61 Waterford St. in Edmondson; and Bond’s Marine Store, 15263 Hwy. 147 S., in Hughes, do decide the School Board District Zone 5 between Billy Thomen and Basil Joiner. On Election Day, Absentee Ballots will be processed at the Eugene Woods Civic Center, beginning at 5 p.m.
The West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces the following upcoming meetings: MPO Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. The CAC meeting will be held at the West Memphis City Hall, 205 S. Redding St., West Memphis. Joint MPO Policy and Technical Coordinating Committees meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.
The meeting will be held at West Memphis City Hall, 205 S. Redding St., West Memphis. The public is invited to attend. If anyone has any comments or would like additional information contact the MPO at 870-735-8148 or [email protected]
com or visit the website at wmats.org. If anyone needs assistance in attending these meetings contact the MPO office at 870-735-8148 at least five days prior to the meeting.
A special community event is set for Friday, Nov.
8, hosted by PremierChoice In-Home Care, 302 Main St., Hughes. The event will be a community resource and information program for medical services. The public is invited to the event which begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. The event wil be held at the Eastgate Apartment Community Room. For furtrher information contact Sandra Cummings at 870735-4411.
V.F.W. Post 5225 and Commander Elvin Tate are inviting the public to the V.F.W.
in West Memphis on Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 a.m., for a special Veterans Day ceremony. Guest speakers, special music, and veterans from different eras and wars.
For more information, call (870) 739-4148.
• Civil Air Patrol — Civil Air Patrol meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the ASU Aviation Technical Center, 737 Taxiway Drive, in West Memphis.
Young people ages 12 and up can join the cadet program.
Adults are needed to support the cadet program and emergency service operations. For more information contact Lt. Col.
Larry Webster at (870) 2256849 or at [email protected] aol.com.
• 40 & 8 Club — Steak night Wednesdays. Fish fry every third Friday of the month at 152 Legion Road, West Memphis. 735-0866.
• Families in Transition —
provides support groups for victims of domestic violence as well as teen dating violence. We also provide “Safe Dates” Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum to schools, youth groups and any organization focusing on youth ages 12 and up. If you are interested in attending a support group or participating in “Safe Dates”, please contact Nyya Denson at 870-7324077. All services are provided free of charge through State and Federal funding.
• Global Academy USDA Food Program — Global Academy, Inc., located at 301 N. 7th St., in West Memphis, is participating in the USDA Food Program. Meals will be available at no charge or at a reduced rate to enrolled persons at the above location.
Eligibility is determined by income and household size.
For more infromation, call (870) 702-7530, or visit www. arkademia.org.
• Bethel AME Community Grant Program — Larry Banks, pastor of the Bethel AME Church, 2304 E. Barton Ave., was recently awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for the 2019-2020 school year by the U.S. Department of Education. Applications are now being accepted for a maximum of 100 students to participate in the program that will be held at Maddux Elementary School, 2100 E.
Barton Ave. Once the 100 positions are filled, all others will be placed on a standby list. Applications for children in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 may be picked up at Bethel AME Church or at Maddux Elementary School during back to school registration.
The program director is Sheri Lowe and the site coordinator is Karmen McNutt.
• West Memphis Lions Club — The West Memphis Lions Club holds their meetings every first Tuesday and third Tuesday of each month at Shoney’s at noon. Guests and new members are welcome. Anyone interested in more information can contact Willie Catha Jones at 870735-6928.
• Dunbar Creative Learning Center — Now Accepting New Applications “Infant and Toddler Program” Ages 6 weeks to 36 months, 320 Lee Street, Earle (behind the church). Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-Ins Welcome. State Licensed, C.P.R. Certified. All meals included, experienced care givers. DCC/CCDF Voucher and Self Pay Accepted. For more information call Mrs. Sharla Chase at 870-514-5577.